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X-Fusion Manic Dropper Post

Teardown & First Look

Can X-Fusion change the dropper landscape with their US$200 Manic Post – that seems simple and cheap to service?

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4 Bikes For Price of 2

1 + 1 = 4

Two wheelsets for one bike is not a new idea to enhance bike value – but how about two very different bikes – 27+ & 29’er – with interchangeable wheels?

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Crankbrothers Highline Dropper : Teardown

Down and Up. Up and Down. Forever!?

“I’m well past the 150hr/yearly service interval and the Crankbrothers Highline dropper post was starting to sound a bit crunchy…”

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2017 Intense Primer Pro Review

One Bolt; Two Personalities

Is the 2017 Intense Primer Pro a versatile and capable XC 29er or a longer legged trail bike that can be ridden on aggressive terrain?

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Fatness Goals

What comes down must go up...

For those of us who get our fitness entirely from the mountain bike, winter can be a frustrating and fat making time…

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You Should Ride a Rigid Fork

Double-Hardtails for Hard Trails

If you own a hardtail, Andrew Major thinks you should add a rigid fork to add spice to your trails and convince your friends you’re a badass…

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Save Your Hands? Spank Vibrocore Bars

Back to back testing

Looking for the stiffest bar available but not wanting to feel like you’ve been beaten with it? That is what Spank’s Vibrocore promises…

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Smith Rover Helmet Review

Less Tron, Less Cash

“Smith’s second MTB helmet is less polarizing than the Forefront which employed more Koroyd, a structure seemingly fashioned from drinking straws…”

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Do We Need Man-Specific Bikes?

More than just 'Stack it and Black it'?

“It comes down to promoting mountain biking as an inclusive activity that men can also enjoy, initially with other dudes, or supportive women…”

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A Placebo for the Common Cold

Booze Kung Fu for the Man Flu

“Normally a Negroni – made with Gin, Tequilla, Bourbon, or etc – is a tasty, if a bit sweet, 1:1:1 beverage…”

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Formula ROR Brakes: Reviewed

Made in Italy

The smooth Italian lines are one attraction of Formula’s ROR brakes, but the ovoid pistons provide more than just an interesting shape…

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Internal Brake Routing?!

Fashionable F*cking Folly?!

“Internal routing looks cleaner and it seems fine for shifters but the rear brake line often bangs around and swapping brakes becomes an ordeal…”

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True Precision Stealth Hubs

Teardown and First Impressions

True Precision’s hubs roll without even a whisper but they engage with virtually no hesitation – does that mean they are delicate and complicated?

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Best of 2016 – Andrew’s Picks

Silver Linings for 2016

Andrew does some up-cycling and custom painting, gets some seriously big-ass rubber and taps an underdog…

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Boost Spacing Shouldn’t Matter

Give us BOOST adapters!

Do you have some wheels or hubs that have become heirlooms because of Boost spacing? You should be able to boost them…

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